Actor Matthew McConaughey has been one of the few moderate voices in Hollywood willing to at least attempt to empathize with Trump supporters, conservatives, moderates, and free speech advocates. He recently wrote a memoir called Greenlights. During his numerous press appearances to support the release, he advocated moderation of passions by leftists, critical thinking, self-reliance, identity, family, and bemoaned America’s cancel culture. During his numerous guest appearance with popular hosts such as Oprah, Joe Rogan, Russel Brand, and Dr. Jordan Peterson, and his daughter, McConaughey does appear to be an honest moderate.
In a conversation on The Balanced Voice Podcast, McConoughey has noted that he is reevaluating his role as a leader. Asking himself and the host, “What is my leadership role?… I do think I have some things to teach and share.” One of the major discussion points that McConoughey finds strength in is his ‘non-negotiables’–things about which he will not budge an inch to achieve clarity and remain a strong sovereign person. Without such non-negotiables, people are lost, he suggests in the podcast.
Currently, his leadership capacity extends to a professor at the University of Texas Austin, where he teaches a film class.
The long-time actor says he may want to extend that leadership role further, as he is giving “True consideration” to a run for governor.
In a previous November conversation with Radio Host Hugh Hewitt, McConaughey had mentioned he would be open to running for a political office only if the public wanted it and if it served a greater purpose:
“I mean, that wouldn’t be up to me. It would be up to the people more than it would be,” McConaughey said. “Politics seems to be a broken business to me right now. And when politics redefine its purpose, I could be a hell of a lot more interested,” McConaughey told Hewitt.